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What questions do I ask the doctor treating my back pain?

What questions do I ask the doctor treating my back pain?

Many: 1) are you a spine specialist or do you treat many spine injuries? 2) are their non surgical ways to treat this 3) what are the success rates for the options you have offered? (not anectdotal personal results - what does the spine literature say about the proposed options! 4 in general to all patients - beware of fads and advertisements regarding back pain treatments that sound "too good.". ...Read more

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Why don't I remember all my questions till the doctor leaves? Is it ok to ask him to come back?

DONT REMEMBER QUESTI: It is not nice to expect doctor to come back.What i suggest is write down allthe questions you need to ask on a piece of paoer.And if you can not get all the answers or think of the questions after doctor leaves, than either call next day or make another appoitment for that. ...Read more

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I have some questions about some shots that I got today. Should I go back to the doctors?

I have some questions about some shots that I got today. Should I go back to the doctors?

Call, leave message: If you're not having an allergic reaction, then you don't need to go drive back in to have a conversation about the shots - the doctor's probably busy, and unscheduled consult will make him late for the rest of his patients that day. Plus, it's inconvenient for you! i'd call and leave a message with your question, and a good doctor should get back to you that day or the next. ...Read more

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Back with a question. Thid time its my aunt. She has swelled breasts from 1 month. Too painfull. Doctor says its harmonal problem. No medicine works.

Back with a question. Thid time its my aunt. She has swelled breasts from 1 month. Too painfull. Doctor says its harmonal problem. No medicine works.

Estrogen dominance: It sounds like estrogen dominance. You don't say how old she is or what her hormonal status is. She should see a doctor who deals in perimenopausal and menopausal women's hormone issues. She probably needs regular progesterone hormone treatment. ...Read more

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I got another question I had cancerous cells on my cervix had them removed in time is it possible to get them back I haven't went to doc since 2009 ?

I got another question I had cancerous cells on my cervix had them removed in time is it possible to get them back I haven't went to doc since 2009 ?

Yes: Once you have the virus that causes cervical cancer, the abnormal cells can recur at any time. That is why it is especially important for you to have regular Pap smears and no skip them. You have seen that finding these things early can prevent major problems. The majority of cases of cervical cancer in this country occur in women who have not had Paps. Get in this week and have your Pap. Be safe! ...Read more

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My knee pain came back.Look at the other question.It was because my knee was hit. It feels unstable but less pain.What if doctor doesn't find anything?

My knee pain came back.Look at the other question.It was because my knee was hit. It feels unstable but less pain.What if doctor doesn't find anything?

Your other question: Cannot see or search your other question on this forum unless you use the paid alternative to ask questions. Regardless, if your pain has improved and your doctor has not found anything, but knee feels unstable, specific exercises and pt may help. Consulting a doctor who treats lots of knee problems will provide a more accurate answer. ...Read more

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I've asked questions before about my discectomy for nerve damage, i know i shouldn't smoke but doctors put emphasis on it with back problems why?

I've asked questions before  about my discectomy for nerve damage, i know i shouldn't smoke but doctors put emphasis on it with back problems  why?

Smokers have poorer: Surgical outcomes with any spine surgery compared to a nonsmoker. Smoking accelerates the natural rate of disc degeneration 4 times faster and smokers herniate discs at rate twice as often as nonsmokers. Smokers have increased risks of post op infection & wound healing problems. The exact mechanisms are not fully understood but the implications are! ...Read more

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